The Navy Board on Thursday approved the promotions of 55 senior officers to various ranks in the Nigerian Navy.
The Chief of Budget and Account, Commodore Bushi is among the newly promoted officers. He was promoted to the rank of a Rear Admiral.
Breakdown of the promotion released showed that 25 Captains were elevated to Commodore while 30 Commodores (One-Star General) were promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral (2-Star General).
In an earlier approval, 72 Commanders were promoted to the rank of Captain (Equivalent of Colonel in the army).
According to navy spokesman, Commodore Ayo Vaghan, “The newly promoted Rear Admirals are Garba Abubakar, Adewale Olanrewaju, Fatah Sanusi, Domnan Dangwel, Hamisu Sadiq, Olusanya Bankole, Noel Madugu, Daupreye Matthew, Emmanuel Nmoyem, Clement Atebi, Oluwole Fadeyi, Julius Nwagu, Abdul-Rasheed Haruna, John Okeke, Olatunde Oludude, Sunday Atakpa, Abdul-Hamid Baba-Inna, Patrick Effah, Abubakar Mustapha, Chidozie Okehie, Olusegun Soyemi, Ebiobowei Zipele, James Okosun, Ibrahim Shehu, Fredrick Damtong, Chijoke Onyemaobi, Kasimu Bushi, Suleiman Abdullahi. Furthermore, Priston Efedue and Jamila Malafa were both promoted unto retirement.
“The newly promoted Commodores are Sola Adebayo, Stephen Ega, Mohammed Hassan, Hyacinth Nwaka, Ugochukwu Ajulu, Mohammed Alhassan, Benjamin Francis, Mohammed Manga, Adewale Odejobi, Humphrey Oriekezie, Tamuno-Kubie Senibo, Toritseju Vincent, Badamasi Yahuza, Kennedy Ozokoye, Igbadi Abechi, Abidemi Abu, Sylvester Earthaogwa, Salisu El-Hussein, Idouye Ketebu, Ogochukwu Ogbologu, Adedotun Ogundiran, Enoch Sogbesan and Daniel Kumangari. Meanhwhile, Lanre Ajibade and Chima Mpi were both promoted unto retirement.”
He said the Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo on behalf of officers, ratings and civilian staff of the Nigerian Navy, rejoices with these newly promoted senior officers and their families and charges them to rededicate themselves to their responsibilities and remain loyal to the nation and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari.